Health Inspector That Passed The Rat Infested KFC Suspended

Good news for humans, bad news for rats: The health inspector that gave a clean bill of health to the now-infamous rat infested KFC/Taco Bell in the West Village has been suspended according to the New York Post:

The health inspector – whose name was not released – was “removed from restaurant inspection duty,” while the city’s health department reviews other inspections the staffer performed since being put on the job in June 2006, officials said.

“Our February 22 inspection of the KFC/Taco Bell was clearly not up to standard,” said Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden. “We are redoubling our efforts to ensure all inspections are conducted effectively.”

Presumably less lazy health inspectors have been dispatched to examine all 20 other restaurants owned by the franchisee, ADF Operating Corp. of Fairfield, N.J. Take that, rats. —MEGHANN MARCO

PREVIOUSLY: KFC/Taco Bell Rat Apologist Comments On Vincent Ferrari’s Blog
Rat Infested KFC Passed Health Inspection The Day Before
KFC Taco Bell Rats Gone Wild: Raw Video Footage
Massive Pound-And-A-Half Rats Infest KFC/Taco Bell In The West Village

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.